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Breathing techniques for better coding

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Vynch, May 9, 2017.

  1. Vynch

    Vynch Newbie

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    The US Navy Seals teach a technique for calming yourself down called “Combat Tactical Breathing.”

    The next time you feel frustrated or anxious after encountering a failing test or cryptic error message, try this. I guarantee it will work better than pounding your head on your desk.

    1. inhale for 4 seconds (as the circle expands)
    2. hold your lungs full of air for 4 seconds (as the circle stays fully expanded)
    3. then exhale for 4 seconds (as the circle shrinks)
    4. hold your lungs empty for 4 seconds (as the circle is contracted)
    You can repeat this process as many times as you need until you feel calm. Then get back to coding!
     
  2. RightFootFanatic

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    yeah i tried it once, raged even more after that and forkbombed that dev server - that was a little more relieve
     
  3. mickyfu

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    Or you could just have a beer.
     
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    Please also tell the yoga poses to write flexible programs.
     
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    I tried and this is what i wrote after

    For(i=0; i<9;i--){
    // Do something pathetic
    }


    And the server crashed :'(
     
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    I second this.